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Re: 1/700th scale Habbakuk WIP
« Reply #435 on: January 22, 2013, 08:21:34 am »
@Cobra: Yes, I got the link. Thanks.
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Re: 1/700th scale Habbakuk WIP
« Reply #436 on: January 22, 2013, 09:19:53 am »
That's pretty wild ! Turned out awesome eh ? Good idea to have the cross section in there as well, really gives you an idea of what's going on.

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Re: 1/700th scale Habbakuk WIP
« Reply #437 on: January 23, 2013, 05:59:14 pm »
All links and pics from Pages 20 to 30 of this thread have been fixed. If there is anything I missed from those particular pages, then please let me know. I will continue to fix all other pages in future days and weeks as time permits.
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Re: 1/700th scale HMS Habakkuk WIP (aka Project Habakkuk)
« Reply #438 on: January 24, 2013, 11:29:49 am »
UPDATE:  All broken links and pics from Pages 10 to 19 in this thread have been fixed. If there is anything I missed from those particular pages, then please let me know. I'll work on Pages 1-9 in forthcoming days. ;)
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Re: 1/700th scale HMS Habakkuk WIP (aka Project Habakkuk)
« Reply #439 on: January 24, 2013, 02:49:49 pm »
DONE! 

All broken pics and links in this entire thread have now been fixed to the best of my ability. If there is anything I missed, then please let me know. ;) Or if there is anything you want me to add for information, etc. that wasn't shown or discussed in this thread, then let me know that as well.

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Re: 1/700th scale HMS Habakkuk WIP (aka Project Habakkuk)
« Reply #440 on: September 18, 2013, 04:45:39 am »
http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10232669

Typical look what comes out now !!, a couple of those sets would have been ideal for this project  :banghead:
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Re: 1/700th scale HMS Habakkuk WIP (aka Project Habakkuk)
« Reply #441 on: September 18, 2013, 02:54:35 pm »
http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10232669

Typical look what comes out now !!, a couple of those sets would have been ideal for this project  :banghead:

Swell.  :banghead: My Habakkuk has been done for a long time and look what now shows up! Sheesh! Too little, too late. Where were these aircraft when I REALLY needed them long ago. *sigh*

In other news........I'm giving consideration to building another 1/700 Habakkuk in the future, but one which will be more accurate according to the article and diagrams written by William J. Wallace in Warship magazine long ago. But if I do another Habakkuk, I'll just re-use (rob) the engines, superstructure, guns, etc. from my first Habakkuk instead of making new stuff all over again.
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Re: 1/700th scale HMS Habakkuk WIP (aka Project Habakkuk)
« Reply #442 on: October 06, 2013, 08:32:49 pm »
It's not by me, but look what I found on the Net tonight in 1/1250 scale.  :blink:

http://members.boardhost.com/1250scale/msg/1377282893.html



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Re: 1/700th scale HMS Habakkuk WIP (aka Project Habakkuk)
« Reply #443 on: October 07, 2013, 12:22:57 am »
I've lived on airfields smaller than that!  :o

Superb bit of modelling nonetheless, well spotted seadude.  :thumbsup:
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Re: 1/700th scale HMS Habakkuk WIP (aka Project Habakkuk)
« Reply #444 on: October 07, 2013, 03:52:19 am »
It's not by me, but look what I found on the Net tonight in 1/1250 scale.  :blink:

I call "Wuss" for not doing a full hull.  Or in 1/700th.  You sir, did an awesome job with what limited resources were available when you started.
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Re: 1/700th scale HMS Habakkuk WIP (aka Project Habakkuk)
« Reply #445 on: October 07, 2013, 10:57:28 am »
It does look nice, though I can't agree with the deck edge aircraft elevators. But.......to each their own I guess.  :rolleyes:  I'm currently contemplating plans for a new 1/700 Habakkuk, though I may want to show an interior cutaway INSIDE the actual ship hull, rather than just a separate small section like I showed for my previous model.
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Re: 1/700th scale HMS Habakkuk WIP (aka Project Habakkuk)
« Reply #446 on: October 11, 2013, 09:02:20 pm »
Sorry for posting in this thread again. I just love this subject too much.  ;D  :wub: Anyway, I'm going to try and rebuild all new aircraft for my Habakkuk carrier. I've got TONS of the following:
* TBF Avenger torpedo bomber
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grumman_TBF_Avenger
* F6F Hellcat carrier-based fighter aircraft
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grumman_F6F_Hellcat
* SBD Dauntless naval scout plane and dive bomber
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_SBD_Dauntless
* F4F Wildcat carrier-based fighter aircraft
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grumman_F4F_Wildcat
* TBD Devastator torpedo bomber
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_TBD_Devastator
* SB2C Helldiver carrier-based dive bomber
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curtiss_SB2C_Helldiver
* B-25 Mitchell twin engined medium bomber
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_American_B-25_Mitchell

Unfortuneately, not all of the aircraft were used by America AND Britain. Only the TBF, F4F, F6F, and B-25 were used by Britain. So here's my questions:
1. How many of each aircraft should I build and put on the Habakkuk? Please remember that if a real Habakkuk had entered service, it probably wouldn't be until 1945 or early 1946.
2. How many aircraft should I put in American color schemes and decals? What types of color schemes?
3. How many aircraft should I put in British color schemes and decals? What types of color schemes?
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Re: 1/700th scale HMS Habakkuk WIP (aka Project Habakkuk)
« Reply #447 on: January 11, 2014, 03:14:24 pm »
I promised myself I wouldn't do this, but........I guess I had a change of heart, so I'm doing it as a "goodwill gesture".  :wub: Long ago, I made a list of various measurements for the Habakkuk for different modeling scales, etc. So now if someone wants to build a model of the Habakkuk, here are various measurements and scales to use.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v216/icyhusky/HMS%20Habakkuk%20model%20project/measurements.jpg

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Re: 1/700th scale HMS Habakkuk WIP (aka Project Habakkuk)
« Reply #448 on: February 24, 2014, 11:32:30 am »
Sorry for posting in this thread again. I just love this subject too much.  ;D  :wub: Anyway, I'm going to try and rebuild all new aircraft for my Habakkuk carrier. I've got TONS of the following:
* TBF Avenger torpedo bomber
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grumman_TBF_Avenger
* F6F Hellcat carrier-based fighter aircraft
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grumman_F6F_Hellcat
* SBD Dauntless naval scout plane and dive bomber
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_SBD_Dauntless
* F4F Wildcat carrier-based fighter aircraft
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grumman_F4F_Wildcat
* TBD Devastator torpedo bomber
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_TBD_Devastator
* SB2C Helldiver carrier-based dive bomber
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curtiss_SB2C_Helldiver
* B-25 Mitchell twin engined medium bomber
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_American_B-25_Mitchell

Unfortuneately, not all of the aircraft were used by America AND Britain. Only the TBF, F4F, F6F, and B-25 were used by Britain. So here's my questions:
1. How many of each aircraft should I build and put on the Habakkuk? Please remember that if a real Habakkuk had entered service, it probably wouldn't be until 1945 or early 1946.
2. How many aircraft should I put in American color schemes and decals? What types of color schemes?
3. How many aircraft should I put in British color schemes and decals? What types of color schemes?


Mostly TBFs, some F4Fs or maybe F6Fs. There would not have been much need for fighter aircraft to defend the ship. The TBFs would have carried depth charges and radar, the fighters as escort just in case, and to clear the decks of the u-boat's gun crew if it surfaced, and the older F4F would have sufficed. The F6Fs were needed in the Pacific.
Mitchells could also have served, especially the models with multiple cheek guns or the 75mm cannon.


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